In modern times, there seem to be countless perspectives on how to maintain health and wellness in the human body. Some of these perspectives originate in the pharmaceutical industry and mainstream science while others come from holistic medicine. Then there are further perspectives which come from independent studies and personal experience.Many of these perspectives can be helpful. However, for the most part, these many viewpoints have a tendency to contradict the others, leaving much of the Western population largely confused as to how to stay healthy.
Take the health of the pineal gland for instance.
Particularly on matters which are largely ignored by modern science, such as the pineal gland, we do not have a suitable knowledge base to make any definitive, clinical calls. However, we do have a significant amount of information to suggest that there is much more to this vital organ than established science bothers to reveal. Here is the
Global Healing Center
with an extensive amount of data on the pineal gland.
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Source: Global Healing Center
Published: April 20, 2016
By: Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland
The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” You’ve probably heard of this gland being the “third eye,” a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ known as the pineal gland sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes.
What Does the Pineal Gland Do?
How you think and feel every day depends on the pineal gland. As the producer of the hormone melatonin, the quality and duration of your sleep relies on how well it produces this hormone. This tiny organ regulates your daily and seasonal circadian rhythms, the sleep-wake patterns that determine your hormone levels, stress levels, and physical performance.
4 Ways to Activate the Pineal Gland
Activating your pineal gland may be helpful for regulating mood, sleep, and energy levels. Here are 4 ways to get started.
1. Get Out and Into the Sun
Sun exposure kick starts the pineal gland and stimulates the mind. Any type of light exposure, either directly or indirectly, activates the pineal gland, prompting it to produce serotonin; the neurotransmitter responsible for mood and energy levels. This is why it’s crucial to avoid light after the sun goes down, because you need your pineal gland to produce melatonin and suppress serotonin. This process can only be accomplished by reducing light from electronics and lightbulbs as much as possible.
2. Sleep in Complete Darkness
A dark environment ensures your pineal gland produces enough melatonin to ensure good, restful sleep. Make sure you avoid backlit devices like phones, tablets, computer monitors, or TV right before bed. The lighting of these devices stimulates serotonin production, tricking your pineal gland into thinking it’s daytime, confusing your wake/sleep cycle.
3. Sun Gazing
Sun gazing is perhaps one of the most controversial exercises you can do to activate the pineal gland. Here’s the basics of the practice: within the first 15 minutes of sunlight at the beginning of the day and then the final 15 minutes of sunlight at the end of the day, you gaze into the sun for a couple of seconds, but only a couple of seconds. Again, sun gazing has its risks. Simply getting out in the sun and having your eyes exposed to light indirectly can help stimulate the pineal gland without having to stare directly.
The pineal gland responds to the bioelectric signals of light and dark, and meditation activates this bioelectric energy. With practice, you can learn to direct this energy to this highly-sensitive organ.
Modern Problems with the Pineal Gland
Calcification is the biggest problem for the pineal gland. Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland more than any other organ and leads to the formation of phosphate crystals. As your pineal gland hardens due to the crystal production, less melatonin is produced and regulation of your wake-sleep cycle gets disturbed. Research also reports fluoride hardening accelerates sexual development in children, particularly in girls. And this is a serious problem as a study from 30 years ago reported 40% of American children under 17 were found to have pineal calcification in process.
Since then, we’ve see children, especially girls, experience the early onset of puberty. In addition to fluoride, halides like chlorine and bromine also accumulate and damage the pineal gland. Calcium supplements can also cause problems. Inadequate vitamin D, which is something that affects many people, can affect calcium bioavailability in such a way that tissue, including the pineal gland, may calcify. Eliminating fluoride may be the best first step for reducing health concerns. Use fluoride-free toothpaste, avoid tap water, and drink filtered water. For the best filtered water, use a reverse osmosis water filter. Eat calcium-rich foods rather than taking calcium supplements if you can get plenty of vitamin D.
5 Ways to Decalcify Your Pineal Gland
If you’ve been exposed to fluoride, your pineal gland has some degree of calcification preventing it from working well. Here are a few ways you can decalcify:
1. Tamarind Fruit
The fruit from the African tamarind tree is extremely effective at removing fluoride from the body. One study found children given tamarind excreted significantly more fluoride in their urine compared to the control group and may halt or even reverse the effects of skeletal fluorosis.[5,6]
Mix 1/4 teaspoon of borax (or boron) in a liter of water and take it in small quantities over the course of a day or two. Consult your doctor before using this method.
These volcanically-produced crystals have recently been discovered as a powerful way to detoxify your body. They break down hardened calcium that forms around toxic metals in tissue and removes these heavy metals from the body.
Regular cleansing enables the body to naturally remove toxins and heavy metals from the body, including fluoride.
Halides like fluoride, chlorine, and bromine accumulate in your tissue if you’re iodine deficient, which is an increasing problem around the world. If you’ve cut back on salt and don’t eat a lot of seafood, there’s a good chance you may be deficient. Symptoms of iodine deficiency include chronic fatigue, thyroid disease, feeling cold or a low body temperature, and hormone imbalance. To get more iodine, eat foods rich in iodine, or take a colloidal iodine supplement for the best result.
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Though the above article may not include absolutely everything we need to know about the pineal gland, it does give us extensive information about its health and upkeep. One key detail covered in the article above is the imperative need for us to stop drinking fluoridated water. According to researchers, municipal water supplies are by far, one of the main reasons why so many people have unhealthy pineal glands in so-called developed societies today.
Because the pineal gland is not protected by the blood-brain barrier, it is exposed to virtually all of the chemicals that circulate through the bloodstream. This means that the food we eat and the liquids we drink all circulate through this vital organ, and if these consist of unhealthy chemicals, these can affect the functionality of the pineal gland.
Though there are many ways in which our pineal gland can be damaged, there are several ways in which we can clear and cleans it in order to help it function best. Below is a list of foods and herbs that are known to assist the pineal glad decalcify and remain healthy.
Foods that Help Clear the Pineal Gland
Almonds, dates, avocados, spirea
Cacao and raw chocolate
Apple cider vinegar (most effective out of all other remedies)
Foods and Herbs that Promote Pineal Gland Health
Tryptophan (an essential amino acid) – pumpkin seeds, soy beans, mozzarella cheese, lean meat, poultry, seafood, oats and legumes
Folate – Spinach, beans, asparagus and fortified cereals and pastas are good sources of folate.
Magnesium – nuts, beans, yogurt and potatoes in your diet.
Zinc – oysters, crabs, hamburgers, fortified breakfast cereals and chickpeas
We have this list of healthy foods which can help maintain a balanced and clean pineal gland. Yet how many of us were taught this information in school, or that this vital organ was important for a healthy sleep cycle and more? To add, let’s consider why so many substances which are known to damage and calcify the pineal gland are so regularly added to foods and drinks in Western society.
With all of these anomalies in mind, we may begin to wonder just why the establishment communicates so little about the pineal gland and yet creates so many opportunities for its malfunction. If our society is so advanced and futuristic, why is the establishment so dismissive of human health for the general population? The answer may be surprising (or not).
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Source: News Target
Published: September 19, 2016
By: Vicki Batts
Is the Pineal Gland Being Purposely Suppressed?
The pineal gland is a petite, pine cone shaped gland that can be found near the center of the brain. One of it’s most important duties is secreting the hormone melatonin, which is what helps you get to sleep at night. While the pineal gland was once thought to be a vestigial vessel, a leftover from our ancestors, it’s now known to be quite an important part of our brains. Many people refer to the pineal gland as the “third eye.”
It is suspected that fluoride consumption reduces the pineal gland’s ability to produce melatonin and impedes its ability to function. While the Fluoride Action Network reports that this phenomenon has not officially been confirmed, the organization also states that preliminary studies have shown that fluoride exposure does lead to lower levels of melatonin. The suppression of melatonin production is thought to have a host of effects on the human body, in addition to potentially disrupting the sleep cycle. For example, melatonin regulates the onset of puberty in females. The hormone is also said to help protect the body against cell damage caused by free radicals.
The Fluoride Action Network also reports that the pineal gland is a major site of fluoride accumulation in humans. This is because the gland is exposed to a high volume of blood flow and is a calcifying tissue. Calcified tissues within the pineal gland have been found to contain more fluoride than any other body part, including bones or teeth. You know that can’t be good.
The pineal gland is not typically on most people’s list of priorities; it’s not something that is commonly discussed on the road to healthy living. It would be rare indeed to hear someone say, “No thanks, that’s not good for your pineal gland.”
However, many practitioners in new age health and medicinal practices suggest that our pineal glands are being suppressed on purpose. Because of the extreme impact fluoride has on the pineal gland, it is easy to see why they may suspect that it is actually being targeted by municipal water fluoridation practices. These new-age practitioners believe that the pineal gland truly is our “third eye,” and that it is capable of far more than secreting melatonin and regulating our sleep-wake cycles.